Victor-Hugo Vaca II
“My birth name is Victor-Hugo Vaca Jr. On stage, when I am performing with the Modern Art Music Movement, I am known as, The Maverick Artist Victor-Hugo. When I am manifesting creations in the multi-universe as a modern-art-gonzo-journalist, my job is not to be politically correct, it is to witness, observe, analyze and document so as to colorfully communicate the wisdom of ages, for seven generations forward. The point of my artwork, my Diary-Of-The-World-On-Canvas, is really, to make everyone think outside the box. I’m known as the ‘Nostradamus of the Art World’ because my paintings foreshadow events but It’s not that I can see the future, it’s that, as an artist, I’ve met the people who forge our future, the puppet masters pulling the strings behind the scenes, living in the shadows, sharing incredible stories they want me to preserve as works of art, to assuage their egos and confirm their existence on earth. Art is the last bastion of free speech in America.”
– Maverick Artist Victor-Hugo Vaca II
Founder of the Modern Art Music Movement (MAMM)
MAMM Vision Statement
The fusion of art, music, film, fashion and literature fostering peace, love and compassionate wealth, worldwide.
MAMM Mission Statement
Through the active participation in:
- The Victor-Hugo Collection LLC, including fine art originals, limited edition reproductions, lithographs of artwork created by Victor-Hugo Vaca II at MAMM jams and novelty items such as t-shirts, hats, clothing, postcards, etc.
- MAMM Film Production Company producing movies, documentaries and series inspired by MAMM books, art and future content for other filmmakers that share the MAMM vision.
- MAMM Music Production Company producing original soundtracks for film and book series by musicians that share the MAMM vision.
- MAMM publishing division.
- MAMM teaching guides and curriculum implementing MAMM programs in schools around the world.
The Modern Art Music Movement™ (MAMM) is the umbrella company for The Victor-Hugo Collection LLC that includes fine art originals, limited edition reproductions and lithographs of artwork created by Victor-Hugo Vaca II. The Victor-Hugo Collection visual arts catalog exceeds 1,000 original contemporary fine art paintings, sketches, drawings, modern-art-gonzo-journalism and Modern Art Music Movement™ Rock n’ Roll memorabilia.
Victor-Hugo Vaca II, MAMM and The Victor-Hugo Collection have been showcased internationally on every major broadcast television network including ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, Univision, Telemundo and in cover stories, editorials, and featured articles from China to Iceland and the United States, in major magazines and newspapers including: NY Arts Magazine, China Arts Magazine, Art Fairs International, Vigore Chicago Arts Magazine, The Miami Herald, The New York Times, New York Newsday, The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, Sun Post, The Sun Sentinel, The Marco Island Sun Times, Naples News, Miami New Times, Gulf Breeze News, The Annapolis Capital, Tampa Bay Times, The Observer, El Nuevo Herald, Centro Tampa, The Happy Herald, Phoenix Arizona Republic Newspaper, St. Maarten Today Newspaper and de Volkskrant Holland Amsterdam Press to name a few.
What is MAMM? The Modern Art Music Movement™most commonly known as MAMM is an international coalition of artists, musicians, filmmakers, and professionals using art, music, movies and live mixed-media events to raise awareness about social issues not normally covered in mainstream media.The Victor-Hugo MAMM Jam Collection includes fine art manifested at Modern Art Music Movement™MAMM Jam Happenings created alongside legends in the music industry and signed by Rock n’ Roll icons such as John Rzeznik of the Goo-Goo Dolls and John Waite of Bad English and The Babys.
The Modern Art Music Movement™affords artists an opportunity to capture history on canvas as Rorschach interpretations of mixed-media happenings that fuse live music with performance art and movies at multi-media events called “MAMM Jams”.
What are MAMM Jams? Modern Art Music Movement™ Happenings, known as “MAMM Jams”, are organized events, wherein the Maverick Artist Victor-Hugo performs live on stage as part of the band or alongside a DJ, interpreting musical wavelengths and frequencies in color, on canvas, to the rhythms and beats of music industry icons and legends who, collectively, have sold over half a billion albums and singles around the world.
The first official documented Modern Art Music Movement™ “MAMM Jam Happening” occurred December 5, 2006 during Art Basel Miami Week at the grand opening of Area 51 nightclub in downtown Miami, Florida where the Artist Victor-Hugo Vaca II created a fifteen-foot-tall, twenty-five-foot long mural in front of a live audience, alongside world famous Dj’s throughout a grueling twenty-four-hour painting marathon.
How does MAMM work for communities? MAMM fuses art and music to inspire creativity, compassionate wealth, cooperation, clear communication and conflict resolution while spreading a message of peace, love and hope to the masses.
MAMM envisions synthesizing art, music, film, fashion and literature as a way to foster compassionate wealth worldwide. Sponsored MAMM Jams amalgamate live mixed media performance art with all genres of music including but not limited to: Rock-n-Roll, Pop, Opera, Latin, Country, Folk, Rap, Hip-Hop, Heavy Metal, and Electronic Dance Music (EDM) in promoting cultural exchange, while dynamically cultivating constructive creativity and building global goodwill. MAMM utilizes art, fashion, film, literature and education to promulgate positive messages through a platform where art serves as a neutral focal point.
The MAMM Film Production Company produces movies/television series and internet content inspired by MAMM books while the Music Production Company produces original soundtracks for film and book series. The education sector of MAMM produces teaching materials, guides and curriculum exemplifying ways to implement MAMM programs in schools and educational systems around the world.
Prior to entering Brooklyn Tech, on December 18, 1982, The Japan Karate Association recognized Victor-Hugo Vaca II as a First Degree Black Belt in the art of Tae Kwon Do, Karate.
Victor-Hugo Vaca II Promotes Compassionate Wealth, Through The Modern Art Music Movement (MAMM) And Modern-Art-Gonzo-Journalism.
Victor-Hugo Vaca II has appeared on most major radio and television networks including ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CW, WB, Univision and Telemundo.
Victor-Hugo Vaca II, created his works for museums but he does not shy away, from exhibiting his art in nightclubs, storefronts, restaurants or any other location where he can raise awareness about compassionate wealth, while spreading his message of peace, love and hope to the masses.
Victor-Hugo Vaca II, body of work includes award-winning film production, directing, screenwriting, song writing, poetry, music production, literature, fine-art-graffiti murals at iconic world famous nightclubs, Modern Art Music Movement™ Happenings known as, “MAMM Jams”, wherein, the Maverick Artist Victor-Hugo, live, on-stage as part of the band, interprets musical frequencies, wave-lengths and notes, in color, on canvas, to the rhythms and beats of music industry icons and legends who, collectively, have sold over half a billion albums and singles around the world, including members of: Cheap Trick, Boston, Aerosmith, Rick Derringer, The McCoy’s, Berlin, The English Beat, The Goo Goo Dolls, The Bellevue Cadillac, Cracker, The Wailers, The James Brown Band, Berlin, Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, The Romantics, Rod Stewart, Leo Casino, Dave Schulz, Fuzzbee Morse, Rytthm Epkins, Victor Calderone, John Waite, The Baby’s, Bad English, DJ Superstar Kioki, Camper Van Beethoven and Tito Puente Jr., to name a few.
THE MODERN ART MUSIC MOVEMENT ALL-STAR MAMM JAM.
Victor-Hugo Vaca II, visual arts catalog exceeds 1,000 original drawings, cartoons, adhesive art, abstract art, abstract-expressionism, surreal art, story-boards, contemporary art, modern-art-gonzo-journalism, Modern Art Music Movement™ Rock n’ Roll Memorabilia and fine-art paintings.
ARTIST VICTOR-HUGO VACA II COLLECTION
Victor-Hugo Vaca II, has acted in both lead roles; as a police officer, in the the award-winning, “Used Food”, and as a detective, in the award-winning, grind house flick, “The Art Of Roadkill”. He also has cameos in several award-winning independent and big budget films, including the award-winning, “Best Film”, and indie sensation, “The Last Hit”, whose final, heart-pounding, fifteen-minute, action sequence, was filmed on location, at Victor-Hugo’s infamous, “Labyrinth Of Creativity On The Beach”, in “Millionaires Row”, on Hillsboro Mile, near theDeerfield Beach Pier and Lighthouse Point in South Florida, as seen in “The Happy Herald” Newspaper and on GEN TV, Circle Ten Media, The Modern Art Music Movement™ Show and Canal + France.
THE LAST HIT : FEATURING VICTOR-HUGO VACA II AND MODERN ART MUSIC MOVEMENT CREATIONS.
“The Last Hit” features works of modern-art-gonzo-journalism produced by the Modern Art Music Movement™ and a spoken word cameo by Victor-Hugo, portraying a war veteran, suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), as seen in the following movie trailer. Some acting credits can be found on IMDB as both Victor-Hugo Vaca Jr. and Victor-Hugo Vaca.
“When people visit museums, they learn about themselves. History is what we all share in common, as a human race. I want future generations to realize, that we were more than just sound bites and photo-ops.” – Maverick Artist Victor-Hugo Vaca II
VICTOR-HUGO VACA JR.
December 1-4, 2005 The Hurricane Wilma Exhibit Art Basel Miami Week Modern Art Music Movement Happening at The Grand View Palace. One of the most unique, remarkable and dangerous interactive art exhibits, ever conceptualized, with the help of Mother Nature, as reported in worldwide mainstream media news outlets.
Exclusive Victor-Hugo Collection exhibit took visitors and journalists inside the belly of the beast
The unique Victor-Hugo Collection art exhibit took intrepid visitors through the mangled guts of a condemned high-rise monolith, within walking distance of Art Basel, at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
As seen on FOX NEWS, ABC, CBS, CNN, Telemundo, Univision and as reported in mainstream newspapers including The Miami New Times, Sun Post and The Miami Herald, front page headlines declared the sight of the Victor-Hugo Collection Hurricane Wilma exhibit as, Ground Zero.
The Hurricane Wilma Exhibit Art Basel Miami Week Modern Art Music Movement Happening at The Grand View Palace brought much needed global attention to the ignored plight of over fifteen-hundred, desperate, Hurricane Wilma victims, surviving without walls, security or electricity in a twenty-nine story building, ravaged by a tornado.
The compelling image of Victor-Hugo’s art shining through the beautiful chaos, caught the eye of a curator in New York City, who saw television coverage of FOX News helicopters broadcasting surreal images of The Victor-Hugo Collection, dangling in destruction, from the balcony of the artist’s 19th floor condo, inside The Grand View Palace in North Bay Village, Florida.
The curator, Tchera Niyego, invited Victor-Hugo Vaca II to exhibit his ground-breaking modern-art-gonzo-journalism alongside world renowned artist, Jeff Koons, in February of 2007 at a group show in Soho, Manhattan, New York.
February 7, 2006 “Continue to Descend”
The Broadway Gallery, SoHo, Manhattan, New York, NY.
Group show featuring the art work of Jeff Koons alongside the fine art of Victor-Hugo Vaca II as reported in a NY Arts Magazine article by Kate Hickey, August 17, 2006.
2006 Live Art Performance Voodoo Lounge Filmed by Club TV for ABC.
November 18, 2006 55th Street Station, 5580 NE 4th Court, Miami, FL ART fashion MUSIC MAMM JAM w/Josh Wetherington & Cloe Delandis & Robin Avery featuring “I saw Circles & Squares Everywhere”, “Good Buy Pluto”, “4 Jennifer”.
December 5-12, 2006 Victor-Hugo the artist Beautiful Chaos featuring 3 Muses, La Pluma, Woman in a Chair, Capiacua: 3:1:3.
As seen in the Miami Herald inside cover for Art Basel Magazine.
December 5-12, 2006 throughout Art Basel Miami Week The Victor-Hugo Collection was concurrently on display at The Fifth 1045 Fifth Street, Miami Beach, Florida and at the Grand Opening of AREA 51 in Downtown Miami with a 15 foot tall, 25 foot long mural created by the Maverick Artist Victor-Hugo Vaca II during a twenty-four hour Modern Art Music Movement Happening inside Area 51.
December 10, 2006 Modern Art Music Movement @ 55th Street Station Center for Urban Living, Miami with Dj Josh Wetherington & Robin Avery.
December 15, 2006 Modern Art Music Movement MAMM JAM at Revolution with BT, Thomas Dolby & Josh Wetherington. CLUB REVOLUTION 200 W. Broward Blvd, Ft Lauderdale, FL.
January 6-March 29, 2007 Whimsical Fantasies
ART FUSION Galleries, Miami, FL.
December 8, 2007
Victor-Hugo Art Basel 2007 Expo & Party
With Musical Orchestration: Nicolas
The Fifth 1045 5th Street, Miami Beach, FL
7-7-07 Official Live Earth / M.A.M.M. Event 7 D.J.’s + 7 Artists
GRASS Wynwood, Miami, FL
2008 Stephen Talkhouse w/ Josh Horton featuring “Live. Live. Flow”, “James’ Face”.
September 26, 2009 ROCK THE HARVEST MAMM JAM w/ Big Suga, Kerry Kearney Band, Miles to Dayton, High & Mighty Brass Band, The Nancy Atlas Project.
October 3, 2009 Pindar Vineyards Concert Series, Long Island, New York. Modern Art Music Movement with Josh Horton and Big Suga.
Dec 1-31, 2007: Largest single art exhibit during Art Basel Miami Art week, held over through month of December due to popular demand, exhibiting over fifty works of art by Victor-Hugo Vaca II at the world-famous, elite South Beach nightclub, The Fifth, as seen in the Miami Herald Art Basel Magazine full-page centerfold.
January 1, 2008: New Years Eve Modern Art Music Movement MAMM Jam performance with Victor Calderone and Maverick Artist Victor-Hugo at The Fifth, Miami Beach, Florida.
Cover Artwork for Grammy candidate digital single” “Groove at the Point of a Breakdown, Pt. 2” by 3kStatic released July 155, 2008 on dPulseRecordings label via INgrooves/Universal Music Group
December 3-6, 2006 Art Basel Miami Week Modern Art Music Movement Exhibit
May 20, 2007 Salon 1000, 1000 West Avenue, Mirador, South Beach featuring 3 Soldiers, 4 Jennifer.
June 1, 2007 Modern Art Music Movement For Darfur MAMM JAM performance with The New School Drop Outs and Josh Wetherington at The Cornell Art Museum in Delray Beach, Florida. “Sex, Peace, War” was created on stage in front of a live audience.
2008: 48-Hour Film Festival Winner: The Art of Roadkill Actor.
October 3, 2008 Delray Art Depot.
February 2009 Grand Opening WALLACE GALLERY, Fort Myers, Florida featuring What I saw on the Internet, Super Bowl XXI, Stepping Out into the Night, The Bailiff, The Virgin Mary and the Horse Faced Warrior, The Red Light District of Amesterdam thru the eyes of a boy and his dog”, Ghosts. Featured in Florida Weekly.
May 19-25, 2009 Official Delray Beach Film Festival Poster
2009 Modern Art Music Movement All People’s Day & Haiti Relief Concert, Delray Beach, Florida featuring Leo Casino and Joanne Togati.
December 3, 2010 Gallery 101, Fort Lauderdale FL featuring: “ The Backpacker”.
January 30-31, 2010 Florida Arts Festival @ The Sydney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers, Florida. In a forty-eight hour live painting marathon, the Maverick Artist Victor-Hugo Vaca II created his largest work of art on canvas in front of a live audience.
May 2011 The Flower Cottage, Pompano Beach, FL featuring: “4 Jennifer”, “Finale”, Red-headed Muse”, “Respect”.
June 21, 2011 CARES (Community Aging Resource & Education) MAMM JAM featuring: “The Finale”, “Red Headed Muse”, “ Respect’.
2010 Gelati Martini Exhibition.
July-August 2010 George Ryan & Company, Wilton Manors, FL featuring “Jolly Couple”, Infinity Woman”, “The Judge”, “Serpent on a Leaf”, “DUKE”, “El Toro”, “Opera Diva”, “Good Buy Pluto”, “La Pluma”, “See past the Truth”, “Red-Headed Muse”, “Woman to Infinity”, “The Artist Contemplates Life”, “3 Soldiers”, “ Self Portrait”, “Ghost of New Orleans”, “Bully at the Playground with muse”, “Dead Bug Praying on a Sponge”, “Judge”, “Living in Past Moments”, “Reichstag”, “Ghosts”, “Green Man”, Methead Grinch”, Redemption,” , “Town Hall Meeting”, 4 Jennifer”, “Court Reporter”, “Bird Woman”, “John Q. Public”.
July 2010 CLUB PASSION Modern Art Music Movement MAMM JAM at the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida featuring Chop Device, Ziggy Zeus as seen on ABC network, CLUB TV.
November 19, 2010, Island City Artwalk
2011 Gelati Station featuring The Victor-Hugo Collection.
November 11, 2010 Artistic Décor Grand Opening Shock Exclusive Club Miami Beach, Florida.
December 17, 2010 Island City Artwalk Wilton Manors on the Drive
January 27, 2011 In the Light Gallery, Marco Island, FL featuring: “ 4 Jennifer”, “Red-headed Muse”.
January 2011 Marco Island Art League Wet Paint Live, Marco Island, FL Plein Aire The Snook, “Marco Island”, “Sky 4 Jennifer”, “Island Socialite”.
January 25, 2011 Art League of Marco Island featuring “4 Jennifer”, “Exhausted, “Finale”
Jan – Mar 2011 Marco Island Fine Arts Showcase @ Esplanade: “Sky 4 Jennifer”.
March 2011 – August 2011 Marco Island Chamber of Commerce showcasing: “Sky 4 Jennifer”
January 8, 2011 Red Bar Gallery featuring: “Living outside the Box”, “:Live Young Girls”
January 27, 2011 Wet Paint Live, Marco Island, Florida
January 2011 Plein Aire Live Art Performances @ Myame Restaurant & Lounge @ The Kent Hotel, South Beach
February 5, 2011 Red Bar Gallery: “The Artist Contemplates Life”, “The Artist Contemplates Death”, “Jame’s Face”.
February 5, 2011 Chillounge Night Delray Beach, FL Shy Figaro Fashion Show featuring “Muse 4 Haiti” Benefit.
February 10-16, 2011 The Laramie Project: Showing of “The Bully” and Post-show Panelist
Fabruary 12, 2011 My Erotic Valentine AShow @ Gallery 101, 3350 NE 33rd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL featuring “Modern Man/Modern Woman”
Febraury 2011 Island City Artwalk @ Art Frenzie
February 2011 Vogue elements sold “4 Jennifer” Artist’s Enhanced Giclee framed series.
March 2011 Andrews Living Arts Studio Exhibition of “Duke” suring run of Equss
March 31, 2011 Stand-up Comedy + Art
Gelati Martini Lounge 2037 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305
Filmed by Circle 10 Media
March 2011 Broward Design Center
March 18, 2011 Island City Artwalk, Wilton Manors on the Drive
March March 26, 2011 Featured Artist: Art Walk Fat Village Exhibition & Performance @ Andrews Living Arts Studio
April 2-30, 2011 “Spring for the Arts” by Soul of Miami @ The Galleria, Fort Lauderdale, FL featuring “SunFlower”
April 2, 2011 Goerge Ryan & Co: “Redemption”
April 7, 2011 Island City Artwalk Live-art Performance and Exhibition.
April 9, 2011 Perfect Square Gallery 101, Fort Lauderdale, FL showcasing: “Sensuous Magic”
April 23, 2011 H2O Gallery 101, 3354 NE 33rd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
International Womens’ Day: Women’s Prosperity Network Suite 100 300 SW 1st Avenue, Fort Lauderdale featuring “The Muses”
May 29, 2011 Sunday Confessional @ Andrews Living Arts Studio, Fort Lauderdale FAT Village Arts District Maverick Artist Victor-Hugo will confess his sins in front of a live-studio audience at Andrews Living Arts Studio: Fort Lauderdale FATS Village 23 NW 5th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-530-1879 $ 10. Doors open @ 7:30; Show begins at 8pm . Come out and witness the scathing comedy, stand-up act that put Maverick Artist Victor-Hugo in the finals of the New York Comedy Club “Best Comic Standing” competition.
June 8, 2011 Undiscovered Equities Conference : Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Boca Raton, Florida. Interview: Buy/Sell/Hold on “Art as Asset”
June 2011 – August 2011 George Ryan & Co.
July 4, 2011 Live Radio Broadcast: The Cheryl Resnick Show
7/7/11 Unforgettable Facebook Connections Art Exhibition Suite 100, Fort Lauderdale Riverfront.
July 10, 2011 Can’t Tell Foundation benefit exhibition: “The Bully in the Playground with Muse”
May 2011 – August 2011 Andrews Living Arts Studio Exhibition.
Finalist in “Last Comic Standing” @ NYComedy Club.
Filming at the Artist’s Studio by Circle Ten Media.
Radio Interview by Peter Weiner of Peter’s Living Room.
Radio Interview by Johnny Vega of Global Radio.
Interview and Filming at the artist’s studio by MEGA TV
October 13, 2011 Launched the MAMM RADIO Global Broadcast of the Modern Art Music Movement: Fusion of Art & Music.
October / November 2011 Sunflower @ The Flower Cottage, Painting Weekend, Pompano Beach, Florida
December 1-3, 2011 Art Basel Week Miami Hidden Treasures Exhibition Vinyl & Kai, Miami Beach, Florida
2012 Debut of Song: “Universal Lover” featuring Albie Monterossa of deSol with lyrics by Victor-Hugo Vaca II.
March 5, 2017: USA Today Network Naples Daily News Sunday Newspaper Front Page Headline Article titled ‘A diary of the world on canvas’.
April 2018: Chicago Vigore Magazine Cover Features Victor-Hugo Vaca II Modern Art Gonzo Journalism Article
Chicago Vigore Magazine April 2018